illinoisFleishmanHillard has emerged from a dozen agencies to win PR duties for the Illinois Housing Development Authority, following a review.

The contract, which could extend to five years if four options are exercised, would be worth around $480K, or about $96K a year.

FH will provide strategic counsel and PR to the Chicago-based state agency, which acts as a $2B bank, backing mortgages and low-cost financing for housing and construction.

Firms pitching included CBD Marketing, Wilson-Taylor Associates, Falk PR and Metropolitan Group.

The Authority released an RFP in June for the work.